bang-up

adjective
\ ˈbaŋ-ˌəp How to pronounce bang-up (audio) \

Definition of bang-up

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: first-rate a bang-up job

bang up

verb
banged up; banging up; bangs up

Definition of bang up (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to cause extensive damage to

First Known Use of bang-up

Adjective

1810, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1886, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bang-up

Adjective

bang entry 3

Verb

bang entry 1

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The first known use of bang-up was in 1810

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“Bang-up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bang-up. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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